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Brady KinderCare

Emily Frankiewicz, Center Director

1811 Brady Lane Lafayette IN 47905
(765) 474-3522 Contact this center

Ages: 2 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Off of S. 18th St. next door to Village Pantry.

1811 Brady Lane Lafayette, IN 47905

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Earhart, Edgelea, Miami, Glen Acres, Miller, Mayflower

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Welcome to Lafayette KinderCare! We are excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, cognitive and physical development. We are committed to you and the enhancement of your child's educational experience, starting as young as two years old up to twelve years old. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! At the Lafayette KinderCare, we would like to personally invite you to come and see what makes us different; what makes us a family!

Emily Frankiewicz, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Wednesday December 09, 2015
    1. Happy Birthday Miss Jackie

  2. Saturday December 12, 2015
    1. Happy Anniversary Lexy

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Lafayette KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of over five years at our center and an average of ten years in the Early Childhood field. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's Credential or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. The Lafayette KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to additional college courses and seminars in the education field. At the end of the day the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Emily Frankiewicz

    Emily Frankiewicz, Center Director

    The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop." - Mark Twain

    Emily has worked for KinderCare for two years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She really likes to get all the children involved and encourage them to participate in all the activities that are planned for each day. Emily really cares for each child individually and makes them feel special and loved . She started at the Highland, Indiana center as the Discovery Preschool teacher, then became the Preschool teacher. She relocated to Lafayette to take on the Center Directors position. Emily is very excited to watch the children grow. She realizes the importance of creating a positive learning environment and instilling educational practices at a young age. Prior to joining KinderCare she worked as an activity and volunteer coordinator at an Adult Day care.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Center Director, Emily has also worked as a preschool teacher, a two-year-old teacher, nanny and tutor.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Social Science
  • Mary Taylor

    Mary Taylor, Assistant Director

    “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
    Margaret Mead

    Ms. Mary has been with KinderCare for two years. She is currently working on he Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Saint-Mary-of the-Woods College. She has been in Early Childhood Education for ten years and absolutely loves it. Ms. Mary loves working with the children and watching them learn new things. She loves singing songs and sharing stories with the children but most of all, hearing stories the children tell.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Mary worked at Children's Choice-Purdue University and the Metropolitan School District of Warren County.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Social Science
  • Miss Jacqueline

    Miss Jacqueline, Discovery Preschool

    Jackie loves watching the children grow and meet heir milestones!! She enjoys seeing the children happy when learning a new idea. She enjoys being able to act silly and making a mess with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Kids Connection
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Korrissa

    Ms. Korrissa, Discovery Preschool

    Korrissa loves that the children are so honest and can brighten anyones day with just a smile! Korrissa had 3 children of her own. She knows the importants of potty training.  She is happy to help with this task as a team with the parents. She enjoys seeing their excitment when they have established this independence.

    Previous Experience:
    Kids Connection
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chick a Chicka Boom
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Learning Adventures

    Amanda 's favorite part of teaching is introducing the children to new ideas and thoughts. She loves intregrating art, mucis, yoga and poetry into the curriculum. She loves making the the curriculum fun and exciting!!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Bachalors of Arts From Purdue
  • Miss Emily

    Miss Emily, Pre-Kindergarten

    Do a loony-goony dance 'cross the kitch floor? Put something silly in the world- that ain't been there before.
    -Shel Silverstein

    Emily loves working with young children because they are always excited and enthusiastic about learning new things. She loves helping them establish a passion for learning. Emily loves science and showing the childen her excitement for learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Entomolgy outreach Purdure bug bowl educational prgrams for children
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Junie B. Jones series
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Bachlors in Entomology, CDA
  • Mr. Tanner

    Mr. Tanner, Pre-Kindergarten

    A hero is not based on it's super power or looks, but on their character." -Unknown

    Mr Tanner favorite thing about his job is to hear the children laugh and giggle. When they laugh, he knows they are having fun! He enjoys playing games and having races outside. The children keep him on his toes!

    Previous Experience:
    Youth 4H, JCC educator
    Favorite Children's Book:
    A series of unfortunate events By Lemony Snickets
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Associate degree early childhood education
  • Ms. Daryin

    Ms. Daryin, Preschool

    Children are like a box of chocolates, all different and sweet !

    Mrs. Daryin is married with hopes to expand her family! She loves working with children because everyday is a new adventure. She loves when they show their love  with hugs. It melts her heart. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that what she does matters. Her kids are are so sweet whe she lost her wedding ring they helped her look for it and gave her lots of love! Daryin loves doing hands on projects with the children; especially science! The childrens faces light up and get so excite to see the next project.

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteer at church nursey and High school preschool program
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Ivy Tech
  • Ms. Tiffany, Preschool

    Tiffany enjoys watching the children grow and get excited about learning!! She loves giving the children lots of hugs. Tiffany is working on her bachelor degree in early education to become a kindergarten teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Glen Acres Elementary School
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Miss Kayla

    Miss Kayla, School Age

    Kayla loves how honest children are and watching them learn new ideas. Kayla has worked at KinderCare in Fort Wayne, and at both Lafayette locations. She is curently enrolled at Ivy Tech. Her son also attends KinderCare.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

November 2015 Events

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  1. Monday November 09, 2015
    1. Happy Anniversary Miss Jackie

    2. Happy Anniversary Miss Mary

  2. Monday November 23, 2015
    1. Happy Birthday Miss Lexy

  3. Tuesday November 24, 2015
    1. Happy Anniversary Miss Emily M.

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Special Features

  • March 3- Dr. Seuss Reading
  • March 10- Family 4 leaf clovers
  • March 17- Happy St. Patrick's Day Wear Green
  • March 20- Recycling Bin Decorating

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center adheres to highest safety and maintenance standards. There is an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator. All the staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. This center has a secured entry door with a key pad and the playground is fenced in. The center conducts monthly fire and tornado drills.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We transferred our son from YCMA daycare facility in Lafayette, IN to KinderCare on Brady Lane about a year ago and we couldn't be more happy with our decision. The director, assistant director, and teachers are some of the most caring, compassionate, intelligent people we have ever met and our son LOVES going to "school" there. Thank you!

- Father

My daughter has attended KinderCare for three years. Last year I signed her up for the Phonics class and it really helped her get ready for Kindergarten. The social and educational skills she has learned at KinderCare has helped her be prepared for a great future.

- Mother

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